Do They Really Understand My Epilepsy?

  In life, we often go through things and look to others that shared similar situations, for support. We want someone who can say “hey, that happened to me too, or I understand because I’ve been there” and really mean it. We look for empathy not just sympathy in a sense. When it comes to seeing Read More

Choose Your Epilepsy Words Wisely

“Never say anything that couldn’t stand as the last thing you ever say” –Auschwitz Survivor  I have some serious questions. Questions I don’t think many stop to ask before they get diarrhea of the mouth. Before they start to make jokes about someone’s illness, before pure ignorance starts to flow from their lips. Ready? 1. Read More

Why Epilepsy? My Journey to Advocacy

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (‭Esther‬ ‭4‬:‭14‬ NIV) Oh-Em-Gee!!! 2015 has started out to be Read More

Love Thy Neighbor #GivingTuesday

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and Read More

Changing Focus to Epilepsy: 1 year Later

Happy 1st Blogiversary Changing Focus: Epilepsy Edition! Yes it has been one year since I posted my very first blog post “Changing Focus to Epilepsy.” I could not imagine in my wildest dreams that I would come so far in this journey. People actually enjoy me spilling my life out and my complete randomness. I Read More

Cold & Flu Season + Epilepsy

Hello Fall! The seasons have changed so of course that means the weather is forever changing. I know here in Dallas and back home in New Orleans, one day it can be in the 90s and the next day in the 40s. Temperatures drop and go back up so dramatically it takes absolutely nothing to Read More

Epilepsy and Disability: The Silent but Loud Struggle

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath. Scared to rock the boat and make a mess. So I sat quietly, agreed politely.I guess that I forgot I had a choice, I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything–Katy Perry When you start to feel that epilepsy is taking over your life, Read More

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

Have you ever been so lost? Known the way and still so lost? -Katy Perry This will be one of the hardest topics I’ve written about but trust it needs to be done. With the sudden and shocking death of the beloved Robin Williams, it’s only right we discuss the topics of depression and suicide. Read More

Very Inspiring Blogger Award + 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Very Inspiring Blogger Award The Rules: 1. Thank and link the amazing person that nominated you. 2. List the rules and display the award 3. Share seven facts about yourself. 4. Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. Let’s switch it up today. Something exciting! Read More

Advocate to Educate

Over the last few weeks countless tweets, Instagram comments and emails have been pouring in stating “I want to advocate more”, “Thank you for being such a great advocate” or “How do I become an advocate for epilepsy?”. I’ve even gotten a few text messages from a close friend with epilepsy stating she sucks at Read More